What happened to all the black midwives?  (virtual workshop)

Wednesday June 9

This workshop will examine birthing and midwifery in America from 1619 until today. We will take the journey from the shores of West Africa to America’s occupied lands. On this journey, we will examine how European colonization affected the birthing traditions of enslaved Africans and Indigenous people. We will look at the epidemiology of birthing outcomes (c-section rates, maternal and infant mortality and morbidity, etc.) with midwifery care and how birthing outcomes have changed for Black, Indigenous, Brown and other birthing people of color. This workshop will focus mainly on pregnancy and birth but will also briefly look at other issues of reproductive justice.

Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is open to EVERYONE. It will be a benefit to moms, dads, grandparents, partners, friends, aunts, uncles, teens, seniors – literally anyone that knows anyone that has ever birthed a baby.


Format: Interactive video conference
Length: 1.5 hours plus 30 minutes of Q&A (2 hours total)
Platform: I will be using Jitsi Meet for this workshop (https://meet.jit.si/)

 

Dates and Registration

Wednesday June 9, 2021

8:30 pm - 10:30pm

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Birthing Through Trauma
(virtual workshop)

Sunday June 13

70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives (https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/). No matter if you had trauma during childhood, during a previous birth or as an adult – trauma can affect your pregnancy, your birth, post partum and even your parenting approach/style. In this workshop we will first look at the epidemiology of trauma and talk about the effects of trauma on pregnancy and overall health.  Second, we will look at natural ways to promote balance and healing as well as how to seek professional help that is supportive of pregnancy. Lastly, we will talk about ways to utilize your birth team to help you heal and have a safe, gentle birth.

 

 

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is for EVERYONE. It will center and focus on the issues of trauma for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) birthing people.

 

Format: Interactive video conference

Length: 1.5 hours plus 30 minutes of Q&A (2 hours total)

Platform: Jitsi Meet (https://meet.jit.si/)

Dates and Registration

Sunday June 13, 2021 

8:30pm - 10:30pm

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What is a doula?

(virtual workshop)

 

Saturday June 26

This virtual workshop will look closer at the history and evolution of the doula, or birth attendant practice, specifically for black and indigenous birthing in America. We will discover the different types of doulas, professional licensure and certification, average costs and a few tips on how to hire a doula. The workshop will be facilitated from the perspective of black, indigenous and other birthing people of color.

 

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is beneficial to EVERYONE. It will be a benefit to moms, dads, grandparents, partners, friends, aunts, uncles, teens, seniors – literally anyone that knows anyone that has ever birthed a baby.

Format: Interactive video conference
Length: 1.5 hours plus 30 minutes of Q&A (2 hours total)
Platform: Jitsi Meet for this workshop (https://meet.jit.si/)

 

Dates and Registration

Saturday June 26, 2021                 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

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